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The masterplan includes an active precinct for year-round activities. Image – NSW government.
  • A mountain bike and adventure park are included as part of the draft
  • A 40-year road map for the region

A world-class mountain bike and adventure park, a revitalised Jindabyne town centre and foreshore and improved visitor amenities in the Kosciuszko National Park are among the hallmarks proposed as part of the Snowy Mountains Special Activation precinct plan.

New South Wales Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, said the draft master plan had been released recently, representing a milestone for the local community.

“This is a 40-year road map for the Snowy Mountains with a focus on year-round adventure and eco-tourism, improved community and education facilities, and increased transport solutions,” Mr Barilaro said.

“This draft master plan is a unique and world-class tailored master plan for the unique and world-class town of Jindy, with 21 areas identified for potential growth and development.”

John Barilaro, NSW Deputy Premier

Recommendations for the area include the enhancement of year-round visitor experiences such as accommodation in both Jindabyne and the alpine areas. Other recommendations include an aged care facility and an Alpine Heritage Centre.

The new Southern Connector Road, Park and Ride facilities, extra parking at ski resorts and smarter electronic transport signage are also included within the draft plan – which the public can now view and provide feedback on until 12 August 2021.

“I encourage everyone to provide their thoughts on this draft plan – this is truly your chance to help shape the future of the Snowy Mountains,” Mr Barilaro added.

The Special Activation Precincts are funded as part of the Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund – a $4.2 billion fund designed to facilitate significant infrastructure investment throughout regional NSW.

Earlier in the year, Mr Barilaro announced South Jerrabomberra as the third Regional Job Precinct, following Albury and the Richmond Valley, which also fall under the program.

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